Friday, July 13, 2012

New residents in the History of Medicine Room

An interesting mix of 19th and 20th century medical books are now available for research in our History of Medicine Collection.

Cannon, Walter B. Traumatic Shock. New York: D. Appleton, 1923. Summarizes Cannon's investigations on shock in World War I.

Fowler, O. S. The Practical Phrenologist and Recorder and Delineator of the Character and Talents of... As Marked by...: A Compendium of Phreno-Organic Science. Boston: O.S. Fowler, 1869.
See also my earlier post on this book.

Holman, Emile. Arteriovenous Aneurysm, Abnormal Communications between the Arterial and Venous Circulations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. Trained by William Stewart Halsted, Holman was Chairman of Surgery at Stanford, establishing its surgery resident program in the "Halstedian" tradition.

Papanicolaou, George N., and Herbert F. Traut. Diagnosis of Uterine Cancer by the Vaginal Smear. New York: Commonwealth Fund, 1943.
Papanicolaou's reports that cancer cells could be recognized in vaginal smears were largely ignored until the publication of this monograph brought wider interest to his discovery.

SIGERIST, H. E., PAUL, E., & PAUL, C. (1933). The great doctors; a biographical history of medicine. New York, W.W. Norton & Co.
A classic of medical biography, our "new" copy 3 is inscribed the author.

All of the books above were received as donations. Since its inception, the library has relied primarily on donations to build its rare book collections. We are honored and humbled that so many individuals have chosen Historical Collections & Archives as a home for treasured books.